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Health Information For Kids
With all the talk about coronavirus, you might be wondering what kids can do. Here are the 4 best ways everyone (including kids) can help stop coronavirus:
Always wash your hands after you use the bathroom. Wash them whenever you come in from outside, before you eat, after you play with a pet. Wash your hands after you blow your nose, sneeze or cough.
When you do these things, you’re doing your part to stop coronavirus.
Washing hands isn’t so hard. But it can be hard to stay home for now. It means not being with people you like to be with. And not going places you like to go.
So here are 3 more things kids can do. These things help you cope with stay-at-home time:
Notice your feelings. All the things you miss, like playdates, school trips, and sports can make you feel sad. But it won’t be forever. For now, you can feel better if you stay in touch with people you miss. Talk on the phone or visit by video. You can draw pictures that show how you feel. Or talk about it with someone you feel close to.
Do things you enjoy. While you’re waiting for this stay-at-home time to pass, do things to have fun. You can do fun things by yourself or with the people you live with.
When you’re indoors, you can play games, read, do puzzles, make art, write a story, do a craft. You can dance, do yoga, build, learn, and play or listen to music. Go outside to ride bikes, run, walk, or hike. Take some chalk and write happy messages on trails and sidewalks for other people to see.
Be kind and helpful. All the change caused by coronavirus can make kids and adults feel stressed. Kids can help by doing little things that make a big difference.
Here are a few ideas:
Be kind to yourself too. Relax. Get outside to play when you can. When you’re kind and helpful, it’s nice for others in your family. And it helps you feel good too.
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Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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